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Old 07-21-08, 05:26 PM   #26
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Anyone along the right coast have one they want to split with for less than a grand? I want a gas friendly new toy.
Check out craigslist and ebay. Ask around for some swap meets. They are getting harder to find as the summer goes on, but they are out there.
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Old 07-21-08, 05:38 PM   #27
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They should be easier to find through winter. People tend to sell when it gets cold, especially the further north you go.
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Old 07-21-08, 07:03 PM   #28
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I have one of these floating around in my garage...

hell yeah! gt550 ftw! we have one that needs teh carbs rebuilt, but itd run other than that.

i went from 9mpg in my fox mustang to 50+ in my fit, and im LOVING all the money i am saving
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Old 07-21-08, 07:46 PM   #29
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I would bet the truck runs cleaner, just saying.
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Old 07-21-08, 07:49 PM   #30
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I would bet the truck runs cleaner, just saying.
Perhaps, though the massive difference in fuel consumption would negate any of that.
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Perhaps, though the massive difference in fuel consumption would negate any of that.
http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/sbs.htm

Now I just need to find numbers for your bike.
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Old 07-21-08, 08:16 PM   #32
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The Honda looks like it's cleaning up nice, Timmy.

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I would bet the truck runs cleaner, just saying.
Yeah, but the bike's more fun by a longshot. Looks cooler, too.
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Oh, jeez. Motorcycles. I've been through a lot of them. This was my most classic bike.
Honda CB750K. RIP.

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Maybe its me, but I beg of you, if you don't already, to get good leathers and a helmet goes without saying.

A RL friend is still having problems from a motorcycle wreck a decade ago. :/
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Old 07-22-08, 12:29 AM   #36
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Maybe its me, but I beg of you, if you don't already, to get good leathers and a helmet goes without saying.

A RL friend is still having problems from a motorcycle wreck a decade ago. :/
Done,Done,and No Problem!!
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Old 07-22-08, 06:02 AM   #37
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Maybe its me, but I beg of you, if you don't already, to get good leathers and a helmet goes without saying.

A RL friend is still having problems from a motorcycle wreck a decade ago. :/
and take the MSF course before you go anywhere NEAR a bike...
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Old 07-22-08, 07:03 AM   #38
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Oh, Oh! Can I be part of the Classic Honda club?

Here's mine;



84 CB450SC Honda Nighthawk. My first bike, my first year riding. I've put over 4000 kms on it since March. Its got almost 56,xxxkms on it and runs great.

I really want a bike with a kick start, however. I'm thinking about an old Triumph for my next bike, maybe a 650 or 750. I love old bikes, motor or otherwise.
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Old 07-22-08, 07:08 AM   #39
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Nice scoot .... I love old Hondas!

(FYI, my mid-sized auto gets the same fuel economy, and seats 5.)

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Old 07-22-08, 10:28 AM   #40
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Perhaps, though the massive difference in fuel consumption would negate any of that.
Doubtful. Emission laws are regulating grams per mile -- it's independant of mpg. While your bike is 14 times smaller, it still does not have EFI or catalytic convertor or charcoal cannister (maybe your truck doesn't either?). Supposedly cars have gotten 99% cleaner than the 60's (don't have the EPA source on that), but motorcycles are just getting cats it seems today.
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Old 07-22-08, 10:33 AM   #41
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New scooters at my house.



I'm anticipating 55-60 MPG on the Aero, 75 or so on the Rebel. I learned to ride first on an old CB360. Good times.
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Old 07-22-08, 12:44 PM   #42
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Doubtful. Emission laws are regulating grams per mile -- it's independant of mpg. While your bike is 14 times smaller, it still does not have EFI or catalytic convertor or charcoal cannister (maybe your truck doesn't either?). Supposedly cars have gotten 99% cleaner than the 60's (don't have the EPA source on that), but motorcycles are just getting cats it seems today.
You missed my point.
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Old 07-22-08, 12:51 PM   #43
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tq, not preaching, but just saying... I know helmetless is lawful in the Land o' Lincoln, but I hope you're donning a brain lid when riding around.
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Timmy's beard will protect his head in a crash.
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Old 07-22-08, 03:10 PM   #45
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Though i don't doubt my beard would help me in a crash, i'm wearing a nerdy helmet everywhere i go...
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Old 07-22-08, 06:40 PM   #46
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Wish I had a picture of my 86 Yamaha Virago 700cc to show, but sadly I sold it about three years ago. It was a classic. Only problem with some older bikes is that they were geared for the 55 mph speed limit and that is where they got their best milage.

At 55 I'd get close to 50 mpg but at 65/70 it'd drop down to less than 40.

Good buy with the Honda, my son has been bugging me about getting him a motorcycle. HMMMM>>>>...

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